FES MENA Blog

From Beirut to Khartoum and from Rabat to Teheran, our FES colleagues, partners as well as guest contributors share their insights from the ground and offer food for thought on current developments in the MENA region.

The views expressed in this blog series are not necessarily those of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.


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Europe's weak hand in Libya

The Berlin summit failed to put pressure on states intervening in Libya. Instead, it risks to further internationalise the conflict.


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'No room for criticising Iran'

The protest movement is past, Iran's influence stronger than before. Tim Petschulat on the US military strike's effect in Iraq.


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Suleimani’s death changes nothing for Iran

The General was an important figure. But the Islamic Republic won’t lose influence in the region because of his assassination.


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31.10.2019 | Blog

Order to the Chaos: Understanding and addressing the intersecting conflicts in the MENA region

On the sidelines of the FES Peace and Security Summer Academy, FES MENA interviewed Joost Hiltermann, the Program Director, Middle East & North...


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31.10.2019 | Blog

Syria’s reconstruction must take a wider view of housing, land and property rights

The Syrian efforts at reconstruction must be careful to avoid perpetuating the inequities that contributed to the conflict in the first place. A key...


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15.07.2019 | Blog

How electric mobility can succeed

In addition to Norway, Jordan is considered a world pioneer of electric mobility.


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